Monday, April 03, 2006

I guess I won't be getting that raise.

I know that we are not supposed to treat our students with kid gloves, but there are those exceptions that prove the rule. "How is it ever suitable to do that to a poor, innocent student, "you say in a disapproving tone? Uh, when he blurts out, "My parents pay your salary, so you have to do what I say."

Luckily, I maintained myself to only let the following erupt:

I pay my own salary! They take the taxes from my property as well (albeit, a limited amount as hobo teachers own very little). Plus, the average work day is eight hours, but teachers are in the neighborhood of twelve. So that means that I pay my own salary, yet I'm not allowed to pay myself over time. Nor, can your parents. Come to think of it, your parents paid more on their flat panel that you talk about constantly, while I'm trying to teach, than they did for your education this year. Do you even want to take a crack on what my percentage was on that amount?

The predictable response of, "You make it sound like your job is hard, but it isn't. Anyone could teach us," came back from the little angel.

Yes, but who would want to?

Thankfully another student intervened with, "Dude, stop being gay."

There's something I never thought I would be thankful for.

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